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1.2 The Components of LANSA

There are three basic "object" types: fields, files and processes, that you normally manipulate when using LANSA. These three objects are reflected in the major developer menus in the system.

 

                        <entry to system>

                               |

                               |

      The LANSA menu      _____|______

         structure       |            |

                         |    MAIN    |

                         |   SYSTEM   |

                         |    MENU    |

                         |____________|

                               |

                               |

           ____________________|______________________

          |             |               |             |

       ___|_____    ____|_____    ______|_____    ____|______

      |         |  |          |  |            |  |           |

      | FILE    |  |  FIELD   |  |   PROCESS  |  |   HOUSE   |

      |CONTROL  |  | CONTROL  |  |   CONTROL  |  |  KEEPING  |

      | MENU    |  |  MENU    |  |    MENU    |  |   MENU    |

      |_________|  |__________|  |____________|  |___________|

          |                             |

       ___|________               ______|_____

      |            |             |            |

      | FILE       |             |  PROCESS   |

      | DEFINITION |             | DEFINITION |

      | MENU       |             |    MENU    |

      |____________|             |____________|

 

Examples of the screens represented are given in  1.5 The Major LANSA Developer Menus.

 

There is another way to access the LANSA development environment.

It is called "Advanced access" and uses "Work with" style screens.

Before using Advanced access please note that:

You access Advanced mode access using the DEVELOPER(*ADVANCED) parameter on the LANSA command.

When this parameter is used the developer menus are structured like this:

 

                           <entry to system>

                             _____|______

                            |            |

       The LANSA menu       |    MAIN    |

       structure for        |   SYSTEM   |

     DEVELOPER(*ADVANCED)   |    MENU    |

                            | (ADVANCED) |

                            |____________|

                                  |       

                                  |       

         _________________________|_____________________________

      __|___   ____|____   ____|____   __|___   _____|___   ____|___

     |      | |         | |         | |      | |         | |        |

     | WORK | |  WORK   | |  WORK   | | WORK | |  WORK   | |  WORK  |

     | WITH | |  WITH   | |  WITH   | | WITH | |  WITH   | |  WITH  |

     |FIELDS| | SYSTEM  | |LANGUAGE | | FILES| |PROCESSES| | HOUSE_ |

     |      | |VARIABLES| |VARIABLES| |      | |         | | KEEPING|

     |______| |_________| |_________| |______| |_________| |________|

                                                ___|_____

                                               |         |

                                               |  WORK   |

                                               |  WITH   |

                                               |FUNCTIONS|

                                               |_________|

 

 

Refer to 1.6 The Major LANSA Developer(*Advanced) Screens for examples of the DEVELOPER(*ADVANCED) "Work with" style screens.